IOM and the Embassy of the Netherlands organized a four-day training on document security for practitioners from the regional departments of the State Migration Service and the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
As of late November, IOM has assisted over 6,500 vulnerable internally displaced persons in 13 regions of Ukraine. With funds from Norway, Switzerland, the U.S. and UN, these people were provided with medicine, hygiene items, warm clothes, shoes and blankets, heaters, as well as legal counselling and psychological support.
With winter swiftly approaching, IOM will extend its support to 4,000 more displaced people among the most vulnerable in Ukraine. By the end of September, there were already 300,000 displaced people from Eastern Ukraine and Crimea, according to the Ukrainian State Emergency Service. IOM is targeting the most vulnerable among them in 13 regions of Ukraine hosting over 65 per cent of the displaced population.
How are music, race and African migration linked in the Ukrainian context? – ‘Through hip-hop culture,’ answers Adriana Helbig, Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh, in her book presented at the IOM Ukraine’s office
Only weeks after she had to flee from Crimea, Niyara* gave birth to her ninth child. The boy was born in Vinnytsia on the eve of the Muslim holiday of Uraza-Bayram. Niyara and her family are some of the 200.000 displaced persons from Eastern Ukraine and Crimea who had to look for refuge in other parts of Ukraine.